Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I've Read The Most Books From

Okay, this one is easy, luckily there is a list on Goodreads to help me with this or otherwise I would probably be counting books the entire day. Since I only started Goodreads recently, I did not add most books I read during my childhood, that is why books like Harry Potter are not on this list. Top Ten Tuesday is created by the Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Authors I've Read the Most Books From

1. Bill Willingham

I just finished writing my paper on Fables. Therefore I had to read the first 20 volumes in the comic series Fables. I enjoyed it, but in the end, you have to read these comics for the story because the art is inconsistent and frankly not that great.

2. Richelle Mead

I was surprised to see her at number two, since I only started reading her books this year. So far I've read her Vampire Academy series, the first three books in her Bloodlines series and the first book in her Georgina Kincaid series. I highly enjoyed all of them, and I am definitely going to continue the series I haven't finished yet. At this moment, I probably prefer her adult Georgina Kincaid series, but that might change if the other books in the series aren't as good.

3. Janet Evanovich

For me it all started when I watched the trailer for the movie adaptation of One for the Money. I then decided to read the books. I've read seven of her Stephanie Plum books, they are very entertaining, Stephanie is funny, lucky and kick-ass! But there is also a love triangle involved, I know which one my favourite is, which one is yours?

Unfortunately, it has been a while since I've read a Stephanie Plum book, I do own the first sixteen books, but lately I prefer to read Evanovich's Fox and O'Hare series. Now these books are good but not as good as the Stephanie Plum series in my opinion. Still, I highly anticipate each new addition to the series and I always enjoy myself reading it. Just don't expect too much of them. The best thing about the series is the tension between the two main characters, Kate and Nick, and that's the main reason I read these books. They are an entertaining, light read. I love them anyway!

4. Colleen Gleason

After reading Twilight, which was years ago, I was looking for other vampire books. I read the description of Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles and I was impressed: a mix of Jane Austen and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? I loved nothing more at the time. Since then this series has developed into one of my favourite series of all time. Especially the two last books in the series are fantastic! Now the Buffy part was quite true but I wouldn't necessarily compare it to Jane Austen just because it is set in the regency period. However, I highly recommend this series and I can't believe these books are not that well-known.

I've also read her Regency Draculia series which I didn't like that much, but are still good, my favourite was The Vampire Dimitri. Recently, she started a spinoff series of The Gardella Vampire Chronicles called The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Macey, which takes place during the reign of Al Capone. It combines new characters with old characters from the other two series mentioned above. I would recommend to read at least the Gardella Vampire Chronicles if you want to read her latest series. The second book in said series comes out this August! Can't wait! Colleen Gleason is a highly underrated author and more people should read her vampire series! I cannot recommend her enough!

5. Sophie Kinsella

I have a special place in my heart for Sophie Kinsella, the queen of chick lit. The first books I ever read in English were: Confessions of a Shopaholic and The Undomestic Goddess and now I only read books in English. The second one remains one of my favourite books. Her standalone books are absolutely amazing! If you haven't read any of them, you have been missing out!

6. Jeaniene Frost

After reading Colleen Gleason's books, I discovered The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, I quite enjoyed them at the time, but I do not see myself finishing the published books in the series quite soon.

7. William Shakespeare

My favourite course last year was Shakespeare, I absolutely loved to study his plays. I mostly read his comedies, and of them, Twelfth Night is probably my favourite. I've only read about 6 of his plays but I would love to read Much Ado About Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew quite soon. 

8. Cassandra Clare

I've read her Mortal Instruments series and did not like them. I've heard The Infernal Devices are much better so I'm planning to give them a shot. 

9. Shanna Swendson

This is the author of the Enchanted, Inc. series. I read the first 5 books in the series and I absolutely loved them! Like Colleen Gleason this is a very underrated author. You should definitely check her out!

10. Jane Austen

The only Jane Austen book I haven't read is Mansfield Park. I do own all of her books and I plan to rectify this very soon. Pride and Prejudice is my favourite, closely followed by Emma. Like Shakespeare, Austen does not need a long description, their names speak for themselves.